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Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle stands outside Dublin's City Hall, the main entrance of which is on Cork Hill, the castle represents some of the oldest surviving architecture in the city.

Previously settled by the Vikings the castle was built in the 13th century, rebuilt in the 17th and each century onwards, Dublin Castle functioned as a military fortress, treasury, courts of law a prison, and the seat of the English Administration in Ireland.

Other attractions for visitors are the undercroft, an early Viking fortress found by excavations on the grounds, believed to be the oldest office building in Ireland and also it has a new visitor centre in its basement.

Dublin Castle is now used for important State receptions and Presidential Inaugurations, this grand complex has access for visitors with disabilities to State Apartments, Chapel Royal, Undercroft, Craft Shop, Heritage Centre and Restaurant which are open to visitors.

Opening Hours:

Opening Hours
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Closed Good Friday, 25th-26th December, 1st January.

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